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BLOGGED: Stick & Ribbon Charity Fashion Show

28 Nov


Stick & Ribbons models: Judy Marston, Laura Moore, Helen Yates, Donna Heffernan. Alison Dawson- Orchard, Erika Hill

Women and fashion go together like The X Factor and low ratings, but just as this pairing experiences highs and lows, so do millions of women when hitting the shops to buy a new outfit. There are so many shapes out there; pear, triangle, hourglass and straight up & down; it’s hard to know what will look amazing, and what would see you ending up on the ‘circle of shame’ pages of Heat magazine.

Luckily the fabulous stylists at Nottingham boutique, Stick & Ribbon; aptly named due to the tools used to measure and find people’s body shape, are on hand to  offer that much needed advice, and restore confidence in women who would otherwise be wearing all the wrong things. 

Pippa Rees From Stick & Ribbon talks about body shapes

Last week we were lucky enough to attend Stick & Ribbons charity fashion show, in partnership with The Cornerhouse, which saw over £600 raised for The MS Society. All of the models included in the show were volunteers, including 32 year old MS sufferer, Donna Heffernan, who made her modelling debut to a chorus of applause.

Donna Heffernan makes her catwalk debut

Check out the pictures from the night below!

Alison struts her stuff in a gorgeous wrap dress


Sex & The Charity: Cupcake and cocktails event

24 Apr

Wedded Miss and Miss Independent lead very different lives; one has found someone to put a ring on it and the other just wishes a bloke would ring her mobile. But last week saw the H&D ladies attend a fabulous event in Nottingham for cocktails, cupcakes, celeb look-a-likes and charity.

Sex and The City Party in aid of Haylo Treks China 2013. Pitcher & Piano Nottingham.

H&D raided their wardrobes for outfits with a cracking load of Carrie and a splash of Samantha, as we hit the Pitcher & Piano to help raise lots of cash for Haylo Treks China in aid of The TeenageCancer trust. We were treated to a cupcake on arrival and a glass of something pink and fizzy which went down faster than Miss Independent in her 6 inch heels.

 Guests were treated to an evening of A list entertainment, as Simon Cowell, Keith Lemon and even Darth Vadar took time out of their busy showbiz diaries to mingle with the women of Nottingham. It wasn’t long before our noses lead us to the Lush stand, where we were the first of many to receive an ,erm Lush, hand massage.

Miss Independent gets the Lush treatment

The evening was topped off by an amazing raffle, which included a Pandora bracelet and tons of SATC goodies, and with tickets only 50p H&D blew our shoe fund on a load of tickets.

The evening raised over £1000 for Hayley’s trek, and you can donate now by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.com/hayleyroberts